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We are proud of the quality of our doctoral students and the training they receive. As a PhD candidate, you will share in the excitement of discovery as you collaborate with our faculty on cutting-edge research. You will also acquire strong independent research skills and begin to develop your reputation within your area’s larger research community.

Because the advisor-graduate relationship is the cornerstone of a successful PhD experience, all new PhD candidates are carefully matched with faculty advisors, based on mutual research interests.

You will find the work here challenging and personally rewarding. Students who complete our PhD program are well-prepared for careers in academia, research, government and industry.

While pursuing a doctoral degree from the ECE department, it will be important to keep in mind the Program’s Requirements so as to be sure that you are on track to graduate. The final step during the process is defending a dissertation, which requires a lot of preparation before presenting.

Visit our Graduate Admission Information page for application requirements, deadlines, and other important information.

Student Spotlight

Khaled Aboumerhi receives Fulbright scholarship

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for students and professionals to live, work with, and learn from others in host countries. Learn More.

Algorithm built by Puyang Wang PhD’21 boosts clarity of MRI scans

Wang was among the winners at a fastMRI competition hosted by Facebook AI. Learn More.

Video project introduces Baltimore students to STEM career paths

The SABES Afterschool program for Baltimore City students launched a new 'Meet the Engineer' video series featuring multiple ECE students. Learn More.

We are capturing interactions between brain activity and genetic mutations associated with schizophrenia and fusing these views into a single framework.

Sayan Ghosal, ECE PhD candidate